SWORD BEACH – WELL DESERVED VICTORY AT YORK
Sword Beach has finished in the first four of all but one of his previous 6 starts and has been knocking on the door. He put his experience and battling qualities to good effect to take the novice auction event at York Friday 11th October. Tom Marquand gave him a positive ride, keeping him handy throughout and Sword Beach put in a tenacious performance on the soft ground to get that well deserved win.
RUNNERS COMING UP
Twenty Years On is likely to bypass his entry at Yarmouth on Tuesday in favour of making his debut in a juvenile novice hurdle at Wincanton on Sunday 20th October race time 3.20.
Our triple winning 2 year old Queens Blade is in at Yarmouth on Tuesday race time 3.25 and also holds an entry at Wolverhampton Thursday evening 24th October race time 7.45.
Kings Royal Hussar‘s running plans were disrupted by the heavy rain this week and he has a back up entry at Wolverhampton the same evening Thursday 24th October race time 8.15.
WHO DARES WINS PUTS UP CAREER BEST PERFORMANCE IN PRIX DU CADRAN AND FOLLOWS UP WITH A GALLANT EFFORT IN CESAREWITCH
Who Dares Wins put up a career best performance (verified by Timeform) to finish fourth in the Group 1 Prix du Cadran at Longchamp and followed this up with another sterling effort and was unlucky to finish just out of the money in last Saturday’s Cesarwitch.
SCARLET DRAGON LANDS BIG PRIZE AT MARKET RASEN
Scarlet Dragon (pictured) under a good ride from Wayne Hutchinson landed the £35,000 Listed Prelude Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen on Saturday. He was reverting to hurdles after running a cracking race with top weight in a £25,000 handicap on the flat at Newbury. He had been schooling well and expectations were high for him to be placed and he duly delivered with an exciting win.
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WHO DARES WINS STORMS TO VICTORY IN NORTHUMBERLAND PLATE
Who Dares Wins had been brought on with this race in mind since finishing second in the Chester Cup (a race in which he also finished third and fourth in the last 2 years as well) and everything went to plan for an excellent and well deserved win. Tom Marquand gave him a
fabulous confident ride, holding a good position in midfield before making a move 2 out and coming with a storming run to get up on the line winning by a head. This likable horse is owned by a small group of really keen racing enthusiasts and he has done them proud having now won 9 races and been placed on many occasions in some of the top races, both on the flat and over jumps. His earnings are now in excess of £286,000 and Tom Marquand has ridden him to victory 5 times.
Who Dares Wins started his winning ways as a 3
year old setting up a midsummer hat-trick under the care of Richard Hannon. He progressed to Alan King for a dual-purpose career and soon made his mark over hurdles winning two black type races, the prestigious Summit Hurdle at Doncaster by a wide margin and also the Listed Gerry Fielden Hurdle at Newbury. He has been in the money at two Cheltenham Festivals and also made the numbers at Aintree and placed at Royal Ascot. He also won the £50,000 Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket.
Who Dares Wins seems as good as ever this season backing up an excellent come-back run after 10 months off when third at Newbury before being an exciting second in the Chester Cup.